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Old 05-09-2017, 10:18 PM   #1
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We did not want clutter, so found a nice space in upper cabinet above sink of 5.0 TA to install our kamenstein paper towel holder. Best part does not require any special backing or supports just a couple 3/4" pointed sheet metal screws.
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:37 PM   #2
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Nice idea! Thanks for sharing. Bill
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Nice use of space. Love the lighted cupboard.
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We did not want clutter, so found a nice space in upper cabinet above sink of 5.0 TA to install our kamenstein paper towel holder. Best part does not require any special backing or supports just a couple 3/4" pointed sheet metal screws.
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Great mod, Tin. Okay, I'm stumped; how'd you drive the screws in upside down and backwards? Thanks.
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I don't understand all these mods to a simple ( actually a complex ) paper towel holder. Mine has three parts ( the base structure and two rubber balls ). I attached it under the cabinet above the sink with double sided tape.
If I don't lose my balls, it will continue to work as a paper towel holder should for years and years ( been there 8 years already ).
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Ha, ha! Mine's even cheaper than Glenn's. But I have to admit that the Kamenstein paper towel holder is one good-looking and functional unit. If mine were out in public view, that would be the one for me.
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I don't understand all these mods to a simple ( actually a complex ) paper towel holder. Mine has three parts ( the base structure and two rubber balls ). I attached it under the cabinet above the sink with double sided tape.
If I don't lose my balls, it will continue to work as a paper towel holder should for years and years ( been there 8 years already ).
Let's hope you hold on to them.

Mine isn't "modded". Works perfect the way it came.

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Great mod, Tin. Okay, I'm stumped; how'd you drive the screws in upside down and backwards? Thanks.
Hi Zardoz, I just clamped it and used a small Makita screw gun with #8 x 3/4" pointed sheet metal screws. Just reached in there and screwed it in, yes it is awkward just keep to the side just in case the screw slips, safety glasses would not hurt.
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Hi Zardoz, I just clamped it and used a small Makita screw gun with #8 x 3/4" pointed sheet metal screws. Just reached in there and screwed it in, yes it is awkward just keep to the side just in case the screw slips, safety glasses would not hurt.
Thanks, Tin!
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I don't understand all these mods to a simple ( actually a complex ) paper towel holder. Mine has three parts ( the base structure and two rubber balls ). I attached it under the cabinet above the sink with double sided tape.
If I don't lose my balls, it will continue to work as a paper towel holder should for years and years ( been there 8 years already ).
Had the same one in my 19', Glenn. Great in a stable environment but the first time I had to re-roll an entire roll back onto the tube after a short trip, I started looking for alternatives.
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To stop the paper towel and TP from unrolling, you just squish the paper roll to make it oval instead of round.
Thanks Alf.
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I don't understand all these mods to a simple ( actually a complex ) paper towel holder. Mine has three parts ( the base structure and two rubber balls ). I attached it under the cabinet above the sink with double sided tape.
If I don't lose my balls, it will continue to work as a paper towel holder should for years and years ( been there 8 years already ).

1) We don't do it because it's needed, we do it because we can

2) We do it to glorify the Power of Positive Puttering

3) We do it to have something to show on Open Egg days

If we don't do all these mods, how are we going to keep busy? Camping or something?

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1) We don't do it because it's needed, we do it because we can

2) We do it to glorify the Power of Positive Puttering

3) We do it to have something to show on Open Egg days

If we don't do all these mods, how are we going to keep busy? Camping or something?

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Love it! Some folks just don't understand those of us who have to mess around simply because it's fun!
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Love it! Some folks just don't understand those of us who have to mess around simply because it's fun!

Yes, and inline with this thread, that Kamenstein ratcheting paper towel holder is really cool when you have one of your very own to operate.
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Hi Zardoz, I just clamped it and used a small Makita screw gun with #8 x 3/4" pointed sheet metal screws. Just reached in there and screwed it in, yes it is awkward just keep to the side just in case the screw slips, safety glasses would not hurt.
Followed your good instructions and installed mine yesterday. I did take the cabinet door off in order to gain a little more room to work while I was securing it to the framing member. Thanks again for helping to solve a problem! Much appreciated.
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Old 04-20-2018, 10:23 PM   #16
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Hi Tin - I like your paper towel setup. Where did you get that holder? Thanks.
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Hi Tin - I like your paper towel setup. Where did you get that holder? Thanks.
This is my guess

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0024AKCTS...a-274531013481
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Old 04-21-2018, 12:14 PM   #18
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That towel holder is now in our Amazon.ca cart! Another perfect solution provided by this forum.
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Back in February I was reading another post about the Kamenstein paper towel holder and ended up buying one at our local Wally-World. Then came this thread... I like having the holder inside the cabinet but that's not possible in the 21 as the cabinets aren't as high as in the 5.0. So I've decided I want to mount it under the overhead cabinet. Does anyone know how the floor of the overhead cabinets is constructed? It seems to me they are a hollow core construction - not a solid board? I can push up on the bottom or down from inside and there seems to be quite a bit of flex. Also there is a set of wires showing at the end of the cabinet - I think to the outside light. Are wires in the Escape generally run along a wall? I would hate to drill through the bottom of the cabinet into a wire - but that would be my luck...
Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated.
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I had mounted my Kamenstein on the 19 exactly where you are thinking. Love the location, but the screws eventually pulled out of the bottom cabinet board. I made a custom wood base filler out of 1x2 red oak with polyurethane finish that matches perfectly and the Kamenstein now securely screws into. I'm retrofitting a pole that the new 19 has and needed the wood base there for the pole as well, so it worked out. I don't have any pics, but I'll see if I can get some.
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